Tuesday, December 13, 2005

on his gracious gift of music.....

My life flows on in endless song
Above earth’s lamentation.
I hear the sweet though far off hymn
That hails a new creation.
Through all the tumult and the strife
I hear the music ringing.
It finds an echo in my soul—
How can I keep from singing?

What though my joys and comforts die,
The Lord my Savior liveth!
What though the darkness gather round,
Songs in the night He giveth.
No storm can shake my inmost calm
While to that refuge clinging;
Since Christ is Lord of heaven and earth,
How can I keep from singing?

I lift mine eyes; the cloud grows thin.
I see the blue above it.
And day by day this pathway smoothes
Since first I learned to love it.
The peace of Christ makes fresh my heart,
A fountain ever springing.
All things are mine since I am His—
How can I keep from singing?

Robert Lowry -- 1826-1899

3 Comments:

Anonymous Kebby said...

Kim,
I truly love and identify completely with this one. Thanks for posting it.

24/12/05 18:13  
Blogger multifarious said...

Yay! It's our song!
What beautiful, proufound words.

26/12/05 18:07  
Blogger Granny said...

I came to your blog for the first time and what do I find? One of my favorite songs (slightly different words but that's okay).

Pete Seeger recorded it around 40 years ago at least and I've managed to replace my vinyl twice since then.

I walked into a music store in San Francisco years ago to hear the same song - different singer. New to me and breathtaking. I ran for a clerk and said who is that woman? Enya, he said. I bought that cd and the ones that went before (and all since).

I'm bookmarking your site so I can read more about Sacred Harp and shape note singers later. I know a little about it but I'm certainly no expert.

Thanks for your post and sorry this is so long.

24/1/06 00:14  

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